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Controlled burn scheduled for Monday at Oshun Mountain Sanctuary

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ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

The Nature Conservancy said people may see fire trucks and smoke rising from the Oshun Mountain Sanctuary on Monday when firefighters carry out a nine-acre controlled burn.

The Asheville Fire Department and North Carolina Forest Service will assist with the burn, which will remove leaf litter, underbrush, and debris that could fuel wildfires.

The Nature Conservancy said the burn will also kill invasive weedy shrubs but should not affect wildlife in the area.

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